Today, Fall Out Boy released their second greatest hits compilation, Believers Never Die: Volume Two. It comes precisely 10 years after the band released their first best-of, Believers Never Die, in November 2009. This new installation picks up where its predecessor left off, highlighting some of Fall Out Boy’s standout hits from Save Rock And Roll, American Beauty/American Psycho, and M A N I A. It also features their collaboration with Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen, “I’ve Been Waiting,” and two new songs: “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” and “Bob Dylan.” After hearing the former two months ago, fans can finally hear “Bob Dylan.”
This is not the first time Fall Out Boy has named a song after someone famous. Remember “Uma Thurman”? How about “She’s My Winona”? The band’s newest song, “Bob Dylan,” is just the latest in a series of references to movies, music, and celebrities. The song was originally recorded for American Beauty/American Psycho, but somehow didn’t make the cut. As guitarist Joe Trohman told Kerrang!:
I remember recording it. I was like, “You guys are fucking idiots for not using this song.” I’m happy now. Less that I got my way, because I don’t really push hard, but because it’s coming out. I always hated the culture in this band that we would have cool b-sides and leftover songs that we would do nothing with. So I’m glad I spoke up. Maybe I should speak up more often…
Yes, Joe, please do speak up more often. We love hearing these hidden gems that should never have been mere leftovers to begin with!
Indeed, “Bob Dylan” is an excellent song and a worthy inclusion on the greatest hits. It starts with some spooky, kinetic energy, fading away before clanking piano and strumming bass back up Patrick Stump’s first verse. It builds up with a pre-chorus, but the dancing chorus is the biggest highlight here. Patrick name-drops Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, wondering if anyone could love him as much as people love those music icons. It’s a brilliant song that marries relatable lyrics with an irresistible vibrancy.
Listen to “Bob Dylan” below before the music video drops:
You can stream or download – along with the rest of Believers Never Die: Volume Two – from all the major music providers here. Fall Out Boy promises a music video for “Bob Dylan” will be out soon.
Pete Wentz recently revealed that Believers Never Die: Volume Two is Fall Out Boy’s last album with their Island Records contract. It’s unclear what label they’ll be on in the future when it’s time to release another record.
Revisit post-hiatus Fall Out Boy by listening to all of Believers Never Die: Volume Two below:
Last time Fall Out Boy released a greatest hits compilation, it preceded a hiatus. The band had been go-go-go for years, and they needed and deserved a break. During that time, the members each went their separate ways, working on new musical projects that largely didn’t sound like Fall Out Boy.
We may be at that point again, one decade later. Fall Out Boy released three albums – plus some EPs and a remix record – in rapid succession, and they may be due for another break. It’s unclear if they will indeed take another hiatus or how long it would last, but it’s something to consider. But who knows – they could be ready to surprise with another full album in the new year. Time will tell.
Believers Never Die
Enjoy “Bob Dylan” and all of Fall Out Boy’s new greatest hits, Believers Never Die: Volume Two. Next year, Fall Out Boy will embark on the Hella Mega tour with Green Day and Weezer, so be sure to get tickets before all the dates sell out! Keep checking back here for all the latest Fall Out Boy music news.
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